Focke-Wulf Flitzer

Fw Project VII Flitzer
Wartime model of the Project VII design
Role Fighter
Manufacturer Focke-Wulf
Status Unfinished project
Number built One mock-up built and a few prototype sub-assemblies completed[1]

The Focke-Wulf Project VII Flitzer ("streaker" or "dasher", sometimes incorrectly translated as "madcap") was a jet fighter under development in Germany at the end of World War II.


The design began as Focke-Wulf Project VI which had a central fuselage and two booms carrying the rear control surfaces having great similarity with the contemporary de Havilland Vampire.[2]

Project V had the air inlets still positioned on either side of the nose, just below the cockpit.[3]

The estimated horizontal speed was not satisfactory and in the next development, Project VII, the jet intakes were situated in the wing roots. Further improvements over Project VI were a narrower fuselage and a changed pilot's canopy. In order to improve the rate of climb, a Walter HWK 109-509 hypergolic liquid-propellant rocket was built-in to give supplementary thrust. A complete mock-up was built and all construction and assembly plans were finished, but the aircraft was not accepted by the Reich Air Ministry (Reichsluftfahrtministerium, RLM).[4]

Specifications (design draft of 15 September 1944)

Data from

General characteristics

1 × Walter HWK 109-509 rocket, 16.7 kN (3,750 lbf) thrust



See also

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era


  1. Focke-Wulf Project VII Flitzer
  2. Myhra, David (1998). Secret Aircraft Designs of the Third Reich. Atglen: Schiffer. pp. 141–42.
  3. Lens, K.; H. J. Nowarra (1964). Die Deutschen Flugzeuge. Munich: J F Lehmans Verlag.
  4. Nowarra, Heinz (1983). Die deutsche Luftrüstung 1933–1945. Bonn: Bernard and Graefe. pp. Teil 2, p.117.


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